Bullshit Alert – Since 11 March 2011, If You’ve Ever Even Heard of Japan, You’ve Been Exposed

| March 19, 2011

As the late unpleasantness in and around Japan continues to unfold, I’m seeing more and more media coverage that has a net information content of zero. On at least two cases, rather than informed, I actually felt stupider after listening to it. The constant soothing wordage and disclaimers like “slightly radioactive material” and “a small […]

The Art of Total Commitment

| March 19, 2011

I could paint a poem on your back With a Chinese brush and India ink. And then, with a razor or pin or sliver of bamboo And a stolen hotel towel (to daub the blood and excess black), I could make it Permanent. I have seen this done before in my dreams. But You would […]